Baker House Seasonal Specials, WordHampton Awards, OFVS Workshops

The Baker House 1650 spa.

Baker House Offers Seasonal Specials

The Baker House 1650 is turning up the heat this winter with a pair of special experiences, from the moment guests arrive at the East Hampton boutique inn.

Two mini bottles of Moet Chandon Rose Champagne will be awaiting your arrival with the Winter Wine Experience, delivered to your room with a welcome gift bag. Round-trip transportation will be arranged to Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack, where guests will taste two flights of wines, paired with a deluxe cheese board. Cap it off with a $100 dining credit toward a local eatery, and sleep in a little later than usual with a 1 p.m. checkout on the day of departure.

Available until March 29, the two-night minimum experience starts at $926 on weekdays and $1,223 on weekends, based on double occupancy.

Double occupancy is also required for the Couples Connection Experience, guaranteed to “have you and your significant other intertwined in romance,” according to a press release.

Two mini bottles of Moet & Chandon Rosé Champagne will be waiting in the room, to be paired with chocolate-covered strawberries, before indulging in a romantic couple’s massage and one-hour private use of The Baker Spa, which includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam shower.

“Conclude your romantic stay with a dinner for two at one of the cozy East Hampton restaurants with a dining credit of $100,” the release said. “Because it will be hard to leave, you will receive a late check-out of 1 p.m. on day of departure.”

Rates start at $964 for weekdays and $1,261 for weekends, also available through March 29. Through December 23, winter discounts will offer a 10% discount on any one-night stay, or stay two nights and get the third night at 50% off. All reservations must be made at least one day in advance, and cannot be combined with other offers.

For more information, call 631-324-4081 or visit

WordHampton Public Relations Earns Multiple MarCom Awards

WordHampton Public Relations recently earned two MarCom Awards for their media relations excellence and expertise in the public relations field.

The East Hampton-based firm won a platinum MarCom award, the highest achievable, for the execution and strategically curated media relations and publicity campaigns prepared for the launch of Coche Comedor restaurant in Amagansett.

Additionally, WordHampton received a gold MarCom award for the Newsday placement that earned View Restaurant in Oakdale a three-star review, as well as an honorable mention for strategic communications, media relations and publicity for a News 12 television placement of the 40th Annual Shelter Island Run.

“MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals,” according to a press release, adding, “MarCom’s platinum award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. MarCom’s gold award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.”

For more information, call 631-329-0500 or visit

Our Fabulous Variety Show To Host January Workshops

Acting and tap and improv, oh my!

Our Fabulous Variety Show will host a series of new workshops for children and teens starting in January at AKT Studios in East Hampton.

Kicking off Mondays evenings is Intro to Acting & Improv, for children age 11 and under, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by Teen Improv, for ages 12 and up, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Rehearsal dates are January 6, 13 and 27, February 3, 10 and 24, and March 3 and 9, with the final performance on March 16.

On Tuesdays, get caught up on the basics of tap and lay a foundation for a fabulous tap show in May during TAP 101, offered on January 7, 14, 21 and 28, February 4, 11 and 25, and March 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuition for the eight-week improv workshop is $275, and $200 for the tap workshop, with a $35 drop-in fee. Bundled together, the cost is $425, or $400 for OFVS alumni.

For more information, call 631-507-4603 or email


Art of Eating to the Rescue, with Holiday Catering To-Go Menu

Head into 2020 feeling a little more relaxed — and let Art of Eating do the cooking.

The Bridgehampton caterer is offering a special menu for entertaining this holiday season, starting with a variety of nibbles, including Baked Mecox Farm Atlantic Mist en Croute; Goat Cheese, Apricot and Pistachio “Truffles”; Thyme-scented Baked Littleneck Clams; Stilton Marscapone Torta and more.

Choose from a selection of entrées, from Black Pepper Lemon Herb Crusted Roast Baby Chicken and Whole Grilled Salmon to Baked Cranberry Port Glazed Heritage Ham and Whole Roasted Ludlow Farm Turkey. Or, try the Paella and Roast Cod en Papillote.

Vegetables include Roasted Asparagus with Truffle Butter, East End Winter Squashes, Lemongrass Green Beans, Roasted Deep Roots Farm Sweet Potato Wedges, Potato Pancakes, Braised Red Cabbage and Sour Cherries, Roasted Green Thumb Beets, and Blood and Cara Cara Oranges.

And don’t forget to round those out with a few desserts. Choices include: Giant Old School Gingerbread Man, Housemade Grape and Plum Linzer Cookies, Snicker Bar Cake, Sea Salt and Brown Butter Krispy Treats, Deconstructed North Fork Plum Cake, Heavenly Ricotta Pudding, Grandma’s Spritz Cookies, and French Almond Cake.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 17, and must be picked up no later than 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, at The Barn in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-267-2411 or visit